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Ollie Pope: ‘It’s an amazing feeling to establish myself a little bit more’ | Chris Stocks

England’s new No 6 averaged 88.66 in South Africa but says he has learned from Joe Root and Ben Stokes that ‘you never stand still’ at Test levelOf the many reasons for positivity following England’s dominant series victory in South Africa, the perform…

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Sixteen-year-old Shah bowls Pakistan to first home Test series win since 2006

• He is second youngest player to take five wickets in Test innings• Pakistan seal 263-run victory in second Test top seal series 1-0Pakistan needed only 16 balls on the final morning to beat Sri Lanka by 263 runs in Karachi and complete their first Te…

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Sixteen-year-old Shah bowls Pakistan to first home Test series win since 2006

• He is second youngest player to take five wickets in Test innings• Pakistan seal 263-run victory in second Test top seal series 1-0Pakistan needed only 16 balls on the final morning to beat Sri Lanka by 263 runs in Karachi and complete their first Te…

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England set to recall Keaton Jennings in Sri Lanka to help counter spin

• Opener last played in win over West India in February• Jennings averages 44 from Test matches on the subcontinentKeaton Jennings is being considered for a surprise England recall in Sri Lanka in March in a move designed to counter the spinning condit…

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Test cricket returns to Pakistan for first time since 2009 terror attack

• Pakistan will host Sri Lanka in two December Tests• Announcement comes in wake of successful white-ball seriesPakistan will host Test cricket for the first time in more than a decade, with Sri Lanka agreeing to visit for two matches next month.Sri La…

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Test cricket returns to Pakistan for first time since 2009 terror attack

• Pakistan will host Sri Lanka in two December Tests• Announcement comes in wake of successful white-ball seriesPakistan will host Test cricket for the first time in more than a decade, with Sri Lanka agreeing to visit for two matches next month.Sri La…

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David Warner stays unbeaten as Australia complete T20 series sweep

Sri Lanka 142-6; Australia 145-3 (off 17.4 overs)Warner hits 57 from 50 balls as series ends 3-0Australia completed a crushing 3-0 Twenty20 series clean sweep against Sri Lanka, the home side cruising to a comfortable seven-wicket win in game three at …

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Australia v Sri Lanka: third Twenty20 international – live!

Updates from the final match of the series at the MCGAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 8.32am GMT 4th over: Sri Lanka 31-1 (Mendis 12, Perera 13) Pat Cummins is on to replace Richardson, with Steve Smith on the mic. Did everyone see his intervi…

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Australia v Sri Lanka: second Twenty20 international – live!

Updates from the game at the GabbaAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 8.16am GMT 1st over: Sri Lanka 4-0 (Gunathilaka 2, Mendis 1) As Gunathilaka gets off the mark first all to third man, Shane Warne rolls out the favoured stat of most TV comment…

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Meg Lanning leads Australia to dominant victory over Sri Lanka

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 157 runsLanning named player of the matchAustralia continued their domination over Sri Lanka with a thumping 157-run win in the opening match of their three-game ODI series at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.Australia scored …

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Sri Lankan cricket board warned over terrorist threat to Pakistan tour

• 10 Sri Lankan players have pulled out over security concerns • Pakistan has not hosted Test since Sri Lanka bus attack in 2009The Sri Lankan cricket board says it has been warned about a possible terrorist threat during its planned tour of Pakistan a…

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Cricket World Cup: fans of all 10 teams review the tournament

Readers from around the world reflect on seven weeks of cricket and one astounding finalEngland’s run to the semi-finals, and indeed final, could not have been more quintessentially English. The team came into the tournament on a great run and hope was…

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Cricket World Cup: fans of all 10 teams review the tournament

Readers from around the world reflect on seven weeks of cricket and one astounding finalEngland’s run to the semi-finals, and indeed final, could not have been more quintessentially English. The team came into the tournament on a great run and hope was…

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India pile tons on Sri Lanka to put Cricket World Cup pressure on Australia

• Sri Lanka 264-7; India 265-3 – India win by seven wickets• Openers Rahul and Sharma both score centuries for IndiaIndia brushed aside the challenge posed by Sri Lanka with the confidence of a side that already knew their semi-final berth was secure. …

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India v Sri Lanka: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Updates from Headingley, 10.30am (BST) startEngland’s action plan for World Cup gloryGet in touch! Email Tim with your thoughts 10.30am BST In case you’re wondering how England can finally win the World Cup, Rob Smyth has a ten-point plan. 10.20am BST…

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Avishka Fernando hits high notes and Sri Lanka hold nerve against West Indies

• Sri Lanka 338-6; West Indies 315-9 (Sri Lanka win by 23 runs)• Nicholas Pooran’s 118 in vain as West Indies come up just shortNicholas Pooran waded in at the Riverside where MS Dhoni dared not tread at Edgbaston on Sunday, turning a game on its head …

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Sri Lanka v West Indies: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the Riverside in DurhamBairstow takes out frustrations in cause of England winAnd feel free to email rob.smyth@theguardian.com 10.06am BST Sri Lanka Karunaratne, K Perera, Fernando, K Mendis, Mathews, Thirimanne, de Silva…

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Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka stung by South Africa after bees stop play

• Sri Lanka 204; South Africa 206-1. South Africa win by nine wkts• Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis share unbroken stand of 175Anyone arriving at Chester-le-Street just after two o’clock would have been bewildered to find two umpires, 11 men in green an…

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Sri Lanka v South Africa: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from Chester-le-StreetBairstow blasts critics ‘waiting for England to fail’And you can drop Adam an email or tweet @collinsadam 10.48am BST 2nd over: Sri Lanka 14-1 (K Perera 6, Fernando 6) Chris Morris is opening up with the …

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Lasith Malinga proves he is still Sri Lanka’s master of the round-arm fling | Barney Ronay

The 35-year-old bowler, dismissed as a brash interloper, cast as a mercenary and gadabout, inspired his listing team to an unexpected Cricket World Cup victory over EnglandGive that man a swimming pool. Pimp the team bus. Rejig the semi-final calculati…